Over A Million Students Enrolled In University For 2022

Please share this article


Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation Dr Blade Nzimande has applauded South African universities and colleges for enrolling more than one million students in 2022. 

Advertisement i

Universities and colleges across the country faced many issues regarding the registration and enrollment of students for the 2022 academic year. 

Speaking to the media in early March the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation Dr Blade Nzimande expressed his concern for students who were struggling to enroll and settle in at their higher education institutions.

Students faced issues with pending registrations, unblocking of returning students, payment of allowances, historic debt, mandatory vaccinations and accommodation. 

Many were left without accommodation and food supplies due to these issues and student leaders across South Africa engaged in peaceful demonstrations to raise awareness of their struggles. 

This caused many universities and colleges to extend their registration deadlines while others also delayed the commencement of the academic year so that all students were able to start at the same time. 

Now Nzimande has commended higher education institution staff and student leaders for all their efforts to ensure that the commencement of the 2022 academic year was a success. 

A total of 1 093 353 students have been enrolled at public universities across the country with the University of South Africa (Unisa) having enrolled the most students at a total of 365 909. 

The number of students enrolled in undergraduate programmes at universities totalled 916 774. 

"I encourage both management and students to work together in resolving any challenges that may arise." Minister Nzimande said in a social media post.

A number of universities have since started opening their applications for 2023 now that enrollment issues have been resolved.

These institutions are Rhodes University, Tshwane University of Technology, Wits University and the University of Limpopo. 




WhatsApp Channel

Sponsored Ad



Google News

Post-Matric Options


After completing your matric certificate exams, you are faced with a lot of post-matric options that can shape your future paths.

These options range from pursuing higher education at universities or colleges, entering vocational training programs, joining the workforce, or even starting your own business. There are so many choices but we are here to help.


Where to Study

Advertisement m

Other Articles

Afrikaans Papers for Matrics. Past papers are a great way to prepare for your exams, so check them out below!


Latest SASSA articles

Millions of vulnerable rely on the SRD grant to purchase food and access basic services. Reconfirmation of their application may be required to ensure they continue receiving the grant. 

Sassa is responsible for disbursing grants to approximately 18 million South Africans every month. One of the grants distributed is Sassa child grants.


Careers Advice

You're student studying to towards that qualification that will get you your dream job one day, however you need cash now which means you need a student job. Here's how you can find student jobs in South Africa.

Advertisement i